Although the lake won’t be big enough for motorized boating, Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department Superintendent Megan Bowman says it will have many other attractions.
“We’re hoping for kayaks, canoes, and fishing, and then wildlife obviously would be on the lake also and that would be a benefit,” she says.
Bowman says a potential trade-off means the lake could end up costing no money to build. The trade could consist of Johnson County exchanging 150,000 cubic yards of dirt for $75,000 worth of construction material from Milestone Contractors.
Todd Fawver is the Milestone Excavating Director in Columbus Indiana. Since the terms of the agreement aren’t decided, Fawver wasn’t able to give much detail about what the dirt will be used for.
“We do have lease agreements that do have terms and conditions that are specific to the projects but each one is different,” he says.
A Johnson County commission meeting on Feb. 25 will further the plan.